Through your readings this week, you will have learned:
- The importance of financial information in HCOs and its functions
- The revenue cycle for HCOs and the impact of billing, coding, and reimbursement on cash flows, without undermining clinical excellence
- Various payers and their methods of payment to providers’ claims
Using the South University Online Library, the Internet, and your textbook readings, respond to the following in a minimum of 300–500 words:
- Briefly describe the following healthcare service settings and offer your thoughts on which will have the most impact on our national economy in the next five years.
- Ambulatory care
- Home healthcare
- Long-term care
- Integrated delivery systems
Provide reasons for and evidence in support of your responses.